Christmas Lush Collection 2016 (my thoughts)

Hi There!

Just recently, Lush brought out their Christmas and Halloween products for 2016. Overall, I would have to say my thoughts are kind of the same as last year. I’m a little disappointed by the scent range. Yes, you have you lovely sweet and mint scents and you have a wide a range of fruity scents but, you don’t have many spicy scents. It’s all be overwhelmed but the orange, mandarine and tangerine. I seriously think Lush need to up their game on spicy scents. That’s what makes Christmas at Lush! Within the shower gels, body containers, soaps and other products I think the scents are wonderful and there’s an even amount of great scents, but with the bath bombs and bubble bars, I’m disappointed.

I have screen shot all the products from Lush’s Australian website so i can show you what each product looks like, (by the way, i have bought 18 of the lines products and i might be buying more..). Because Lush (in Australia) has released half of the products at the start of November and will be releasing the other half in the first week of November i haven’t smelt everything, therefore i will not be able to describe the scents. If I can’t describe all the scents I will describe none.

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So above are all the products on the website. As for appearances, this year I’m happy to say that i think everything looks more christmas-y. There’s the cute as penguin which was released in 2013-2014 (possibly even further back), you have several magic wands, a dinosaur with a santa’s hat! A present, angel, pudding and a reindeer on a soap! With this there is even more great looking goodies!

Overall, Lush this year has been pretty good! Let me know if you’ve bought and tried anything, (i’ve nearly bought all the bath products/ i will be buying the 4 i don’t have at the moment).

Don’t be afraid to ask any question in the comments!

– Caitlin Maree xo

A Little Message (& starting my blog up again for good!)

Hi There!

So no i haven’t abandoned my blog… it’s just not my blog I’ve had a break from. And believe me, it kills me to not post on my blog, it’s like, my baby. I enjoy blogging so so much and i find it so so fun! I am here to tell you all why i have been gone another 5 months. Also 2 months away from youtube and on and off on Instagram.

Reason 1:

Ok so the first reason is school.

Last term was the most stressful term so far this year (currently week 2 of my last term and will have no assignments only tests). Last term everything was assignments given at the same time due at the same time, SUCH A MESS 😦 Last term didn’t work out for me and because of my stress I believe that my grades weren’t as good as term 1 and 2. This term, I feel different. I’m ready for all those nasty tests and I’m currently working on my ”Top 5 Dark Nude Lip Products” video, (literally as i type). So yay, I’m bringing back youtube! I also have a HUGGGGGEEEE Lush haul going up probably mid way through November as i still am going to go to Lush a few more times. I will be hauling over 25 products!

Reason 2:

Ok… I have been seriously sick.

Because of stress my anxiety and depression levels last term everything went wrong, I felt so alone, i cried myself to sleep, I would pull at my hair  – face, scream… it was horrible but not only did my anxiety and depression get in my way, i had been sick for 6 months. March to August. I am now better and have fully recovered ready for the best Christmas season ever!

That about sums it up.

a few reasons as to why I’ve been away. Stay tuned for upcoming posts in the upcoming months!

I Love You xo Mwha

-Caitlin Maree

What I Got For Christmas | CaiitlinMaree

Merry Late Christmas!

Hey guys! So i actually just posted this video on YouTube click here to watch it <3.

In todays blogpost i’m going to sort of be talking about, ‘what i got for Christmas for 2015’

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The picture above clearly shows you what i have received.

I bought myself a bunch of makeup and all apart from the high end and essence stuff was 1/2 price! Whoo! It would’ve cost me over $100 AUS dollars if that stuff wasn’t half off XD

I also received 4 perfumes but one of them i got at the start of December so 3? ❤

I also got a bunch of lush, some Chi Chi bath bombs that are macaroons, two candles, the Ari by Ariana Grande perfume! Ah! I got a white and copper snow globe which is STUNNING! I got two pineapple things (which i bought myself), Clinique makeup and a makeup bag (also from Clinique), some cute handmade things from my friends, a necklace from diva, a fluffy pom pom key ring, a fox decoration item, a Cadbury chocolate stocking, a heart jewellery box, a makeup palette (eyeshadow), nail polish, makeup from my mum (the revlon set), Kikki.k stuff (high end stationary) and a notebook ❤

I’ve got to have missed something knowing me XD

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But that is around everything i got from Christmas 2015! ❤

And that also puts and end to this Blog Post. But i just want to say that i am not trying to BRAG or BOAST in ANYWAY shape or form. I am very grateful for what i have received this year and appreciate everything given to me. ❤

Any question? Don’t be afraid to ask in the comments! xx

Caitlin xo

Christmas Room Tour | CaiitlinMaree

Hey There!

So first off i just wanted to say… Merry Christmas!! xo

I hope you all are having a wonderful day and you have gotton some awesome presents!

Sneak Peak! of my new video up at 9pm AEST tonight!

Christmas Room Tpur \\2015.jpgOh yes! And guess what *what* there are still two! Yes two, more CHRISTMAS videos in the coming week plus my best of 2015 makeup video!

Be sure to tune in at 9PM AEST tonight for a new video!

Caitlin xo

HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Edit | CaiitlinMaree

Hey There!

So in todays blog post i’m going to be doing a review on the HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Edit Palette. This by the way is 1 of 2 Christmas items HOURGLASS has brought out this year I was lucky enough to be able to purchase this because at the time i had $117 AUS dollars in my purse. Eek! It totally broke my purses life! XD It is a lot of money and if your from the US it’s $80 which is a lot cheaper! Sorry for those who live in England and else where. ❤

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So now moving onto shades.

Shades: Left to right, (top row)

Dim light, for my skin tone it’s a very nice natural contour/ bronzer. This shade is a permanent shade to HOURGLASS.

Iridescent Light, this is such a nice, beautiful and natural highlighter! This shade is EXCLUSIVE to this palette and can not be purchased after Christmas!

Diffused Light, deepening on how dark your skin tone is this could be brightening for under your eyes or anywhere you want to highlight. For myself it’s a really nice glowy all over the face powder which IS NOT CAKEY! Yay! ❤ This shade is permanent

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Shades: Left to right, (bottom row).

Mood Exposure, this shade is a blush and is a kind of mauve-y, purple, pink-y colour.

Luminous Flush, this shade is too permanent. The colour is simply a light baby pink which looks lovely with nude to brown lips.

Luminous Bronze Light, this bronzer is again a permanent shade. This bronzer I don’t think i will really use. Reason being it’s golden and has shimmer in it. And I also don’t think this colour will suit everyone i’m a little iffy about it.

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Pan of the product,(CONTROVERSY)!

So each pan is 0.049 ounces, and a full size of one of these products in of 2 ounces MORE THEN THE WHOLE PALETTE whaaat!? To be honest with you i don’t care on the sizing this is the first product that i’ve owned from HOURGLASS and it think that this palette is worth is! ❤ You’re getting to try 6 ‘sample’ sizes of products which full priced altogether is over $300 AUS dollars! Gee wheez! SO if you’re looking to try something from HOURGLASS i recommend this to you all! Although bear unmanned that HOURGLASS is a LUXURY HIGH-END brand. ❤

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-Overall this product is not ‘affordable’ but for HOURGLASS it is!

-The pigmentation is natural and beautiful.

-The colours are very pretty are buildable.

-The pan sizing could be bigger, but overall i think it’s ok.

So that’s the end of today’s Blog Post ❤

Any questions? Don’t be afraid to ask in the comments! xx

Caitlin xo

Christmas Q&A | CaiitlinMaree

Hey There!

In today’s blog post i firstly want to say  i’m so very sorry for not posting as regularly as i did when i first started blogging. I see blogging as a hobby and Youtube as a hobby/ chore and YouTube is making me so super busy right now. I have so many videos to go up and my schedule has come to a holt since we lost internet for one whole day (the internet went down and the motor thingy died completely so this has put back my schedule (i am still going to try and get all the videos i want up, up). My DIY video is hopefully going to go up tonight or tomorrow morning or even tomorrow night (i still have to do the voice over and add music, adjust lighting and everything basically) meaning all day i’m editing.

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Since we got our internet back I posted this video last night basically i asked you guys to ask me some Christmassy questions and i got around 9, so it’s pretty small.

But i now want you guys to ask me anything about Christmas here on my blog! I will answer all questions (i will get back to you within today) xx

So that puts and end to this blog post. Again I’m very sorry ❤

If you have any other questions beside Christmas questions just ask about them too! ❤

Caitlin xo

DIY Christmas/ Holiday Treats | CaiitlinMaree

Hey There!

So in this blog post i’m going to be talking about my upcoming video. First off i don’t know if it’ll be uploaded during the night or around lunch time (of course AUS time). I thought i would have this video all edited and done by now but obviously not i still have to do the whole voice over and finish up on the intro and film me explaining about the video and add music… i have a lot to do 😦 But none the less here is the thumbnail

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My lovely blogging family, you are the first to see it! Again see it pays to be keeping up with my blog x You get to see the thumbnails before anyone else and you get to find out what’s going to happen in my videos! x

So basically this is a gigantic treat video, with everything chocolate and yummy! Though if you’re lactose intolerant there is a lot of dairy and milk and i do mean a lot. But of course you can use the milk and chocolate which is dairy free!( Yes, to those who don’t know that’s such a thing!) <3. Also, i want you guys to comment your favourite treat i made either here on my blog or on YouTube. Then for next year i can try to recreate the treats you like ( i might make some healthy treats too next year 🙂 ).

One last thing have any of you guys noticed i changed my blog theme? There is now snow falling and a christmas light banner for my header with my name and a orange background to try and get you’ll in the Festive Christmas season! Ho Ho Ho :3

So that basically is all i wanted to ‘talk’ about in this blog post. I hope you all will really enjoy my treat video and my future christmas videos in the coming weeks.

Any questions? Don’t be afraid to ask in the comments! x

Caitlin xo